The Moab Trail is described as unique and wild. The canyons around Moab are unlike anywhere in the world, and this course conquers some of the most spectacular. Runners travel through narrow canyons with spectacular vertical walls on both sides and along the rim-tops of deep canyons with spectacular vistas every direction. The terrain changes frequently to keep the miles clicking and includes narrow single-track, rugged jeep trails, sandy washes, ‘Moab-style slickrock’, a short section of dirt road, a few sections of no-track, a very old mining trail and a couple sections of fixed line traverse. Views will take your breath away, and include the spectacular red rocks of “Behind the Rocks Wilderness” and “Amasa Back” area, also view the sheer vertical walls of Pritchett, Hunter and Kane Creek Canyons and views into Canyonlands National Park.
Dr. Husson trained for 5 months in preparation for the marathon, mostly running trails at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville. Even then, he described the course as really challenging. He was thankful for every rest station along the course! Dr. Husson ran the race with four friends and everyone in their group was able to finish the course. Dr. Husson says that now he’s taking things easy and thinking about what’s next!